KANSAS CITY, KS, April 27, 2010 -- EPA has awarded $970,000 to Gravois Mills, Mo., for improvements to its existing wastewater system.
EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, "EPA is pleased to award these water infrastructure funds which will help to protect the water quality of the Lake of the Ozarks. This grant funding will assist in the construction of new sewers, and provide sewer service to 360 households."
The project will eliminate individual on-site systems which pollute surface and ground water with disease-causing organisms, inadequately treated organic matter, and excessive levels of phosphorus and nitrogen. Eliminating these pollutants will improve water quality and help protect public health and aquatic life.
The Gravois Arm Sewer District in Gravois Mills was formed in 2002 to provide sewer service in an area near the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks in Morgan County. The district has about 3,300 homes and 100 businesses and a population of about 3,800.
EPA oversees the protection of water quality and public health. The Agency is working with community leaders and the public to meet the growing needs and demands of our limited water resources. EPA remains committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for managing and financing infrastructure with public and private partners.